Lightning can either immediately kill a tree or weaken it. Many people don’t realize that lightning can cause some serious structural damages to a tree and anything surrounding it, as well. Houses with trees in close proximity are at risk when the tree is taller than the roof. By installing a lightning protection system, you can decrease this risk of damage.
However, a common misunderstanding about lightning protection systems is that they either attract or repel lightning; but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. While not considered a safe haven from lightning strikes, a lightning protection system will still greatly reduce the risk of damage from a potential strike.
Our team of certified arborists can help you determine the best defense from lightning damage. We are also trained to know how to best install these systems. By using a combination of knowledge of mechanical installation and tree architecture, we will be able to help you protect your property. Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns while poorly maintained trees can be a liability.